A Human Rights Rally and March for Equality, Justice, and Inclusivity will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
The program will begin with inspirational talks, readings, and music. Then, all participants are encouraged to march from the Unitarian Church to the First Presbyterian Church along Oak Ridge Turnpike, weather permitting, a press release said.
Several organizations are sponsoring the event, which is hosted by the Unitarian Church and the Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Jake Morrill of the Unitarian Church will welcome participants. The Reverend Derrick Hammond of Oak Valley Baptist Church, the Reverend Sharon Youngs of First Presbyterian Church, and the Reverends Mark and Annette Flynn of First Methodist Church will be among speakers, and choirs from those churches will provide music. The Reverend Carol Dipboye of Grace Covenant Church will also participate.
Several representatives of community organizations, elected officials, and members of the community will present songs, brief talks or readings on themes including human rights, civic participation, immigrants, community engagement, and children’s rights, the press release said.
Participants are encouraged to make signs that express positive hopes for 2019, the press release said. After the march to First Presbyterian Church, refreshments will be served after the march.
The Anderson County Democratic Women’s Club, sponsoring the event, along with several co-sponsors, invites all who are interested to attend the event. For more information, send an email to Ann Mostoller at [email protected] or call Mary Matheny at (865) 483-8937.
This press release was submitted by Kay Brookshire.